Picture this: It is a Tuesday night and you just finished dinner around 7:00 pm. You watch your favorite TV show, brush your teeth, and go to bed. You wake up around 6:00 am, shower, and get ready for your day. By the time you are ready for breakfast it is around 7:00 am. Long story short, you have not fed your body for almost 12 hours! Most of those 12 hours (say, 8) your body was sleeping. Contrary to what you may think, your body is actually working extremely hard while you are sleeping. It is stabilizing and secreting hormones, repairs your muscles, consolidates your memory, and so much more. Your body is burning so many calories and working so hard, all while you are in a form of “starvation mode”. The reason why it is so well-known that breakfast is the most important meal of the day is because the first thing you put into your body in the morning is what you body needs the most.
Think of it this way: you just complete a really hard workout, working to build your muscles, burn calories, and lose fat. After you complete your workout you grab a donuts, sugary cereal, or pancakes. Your body has been utilizing and storing energy, so it takes this new “energy” you just gave it and burns through it completely. The sugar instantly spikes your blood sugar, then soon after drops dramatically, and your body stores the sugar as fat because it didn’t truly receive the “food” it was looking for.
When I think of breakfast I always try to stick to two things: protein and fat. The combination of the two is exactly what your body needs to power through the day, and your body’s blood sugar remains regulated. Below is a recipe for a protein and fat-filled omelette to help keep you full, power you through your day, and it’s good for your gut.
- One egg and two egg whites (make sure your eggs are organic and grass fed)
- 1/2 Tablespoon of organic virgin coconut oil
- 2 pieces of hormone free canadian bacon (I recommend getting yours from Costco)
- 1/3 – 1/2 of an avocado
- a pinch of pink Himalayan salt
- One garlic clove, minced
- In a medium stainless steel or cast iron pan, melt the coconut oil until it is liquid form and has covered the surface of the pan
- Sautee your garlic in the coconut oil until it is brown
- Place your canadian bacon in the pan to start getting it brown and crispy
- Place your eggs in the pan, add the salt
- Before you flip your eggs, place the canadian bacon inside to make your omelette
- Cook the eggs to your preference and fold over, keeping the canadian bacon on the inside of the omelette
- Top off your omelette with the avocado
- Enjoy 🙂